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lowest mobile phone package in Singapore ?

Postby fx8fx » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 3:13 pm

hi all,

my current singtel package (3G iOne Value (Discounted) ) is expired this month. ( it's $13.5 incl gst)

wonder any similar package in the town ?

no call time used each month as i'm not in singapore now, just need keep my number for receiving the online banking's login sms , as my banks does not have other 2FA supporting function .:(

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Postby durain » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 6:49 pm

convert it into a pay as you go. you still can receive sms while roaming but need to use the fone once every 180 days to keep the line active.

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Postby fx8fx » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 1:12 am

durain wrote:convert it into a pay as you go. you still can receive sms while roaming but need to use the fone once every 180 days to keep the line active.


is it required to top up some amount each month ?

and whether it's ok to keep my current number ?

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Postby durain » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 2:31 am

i am not 100% sure but in theory, you are converting your monthly into a pay as you go. i have done it before but not in singapore. you should be able to use the same number. you can then top it up with the minimum which is S$10. to keep your line active, just use it once like sending a sms or quick fone call before 180 days lapse.

you will have to contact singtel to double check if it is possible.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 8:35 pm

no prepay to postpaid conversion in singapore.

the number blocks are different and telcos can't map it to/fro for reasons i can't figure out.

i think $13/month is pretty cheap... i doubt it goes lower than that. don't cut if off yet!

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Postby durain » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 9:57 pm

that is pants!

best option for the OP is to get someone in singapore to get a new prepaid SIM and get the bank to change to that new number. a lot cheaper than S$13/month for not using it!


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